One Almighty Earthquake Shiver...

 One year in Zante (Greek Island) I was half awake/asleep.. (You know, asleep but sort of awake) anyway..It was about 10:00am roughly and I was laying in the hotel room and my dad was on the balcony [ I was awake enough to know that]. Then I began to shiver and my whole body was shaking and the whole bed was wobling and then then the wardrobe started hopping across the room. Yeah so anyway, by that point I had awoken and then I realised that it must be an earthquake/or something equally bad..I assume- acctually chances are that nothing had quite registered because 1) I was still a quarter asleep and 2) at the age of 10, I doubt I could barely write, let alone form a logical conclusion to why the whole room had somehow hoped a foot to the left. So! my point being to this pointless string of words is... earthquakes are not to fun, especially when you are in a hotel room 5 storys high but then again, as forsaid, I was half asleep.

But now, theres no need to fret because no one ended up getting hurt. [except sadly for one poor old women in corfu or somewhere that twisted her ankle when a pot fell on it] 

Sad times....

FacingTheMusic FacingTheMusic
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2 Responses Feb 25, 2009

I've experienced a few earthquakes in my life, not so strong (thanks goodness) as the epicentres were far enough from where I was. Once I was almost 4 but I still remember running down the stairs with my family-the worst thing one could do in case of an earthquake! Another time, it was in 2004 and I was in bed sleeping, awakened by the shakes. I woke up all of a sudden, began to curse and ran under the nearest bearing wall in the house - as I had been taught to do. The oddest thing is the unexplicable feeling I got before and during the quakes. It's not exactly fear, there's no word to describe it.

good story, thanks for sharing, I was 7 when I experienced a very strong earthquake and I am terrified to this date. Def not fun...